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Two commanders from the Education Corps on Friday retracted their refusal to take part in pullout preparations.

The two commanders, who were the first females to refuse orders relating to the disengagement plan, were sentenced to 21 days in jail. After expressing regret and promising to carry out pullout orders if they are given, their jail sentences were reduced to ten days each.

Earlier this week, the two commanders ordered to join other female soldiers along the Gaza border, to take part in sealing off the Strip to Israelis. The two, residents of a West Bank settlement, refused.

They asked to stand trial in a military tribunal, but their request was denied and they stood trial in a disciplinary tribunal.